Franchise Resources

Franchise Resources

The IFA Information Hub opens the door to a world of resources designed to refine or refresh the skills you need to grow professionally in your industry and beyond. 

Franchisor Malpractice: The Cornerstone of Risk Management

The first line of defense when problems arise, franchisor malpractice insurance is the cornerstone of a prudent risk management program. It’s coverage you hope you will never need, yet it is also the best way to ensure the franchisor’s long term financial success.
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A Deeper Dive Into Franchise Due Diligence

While “franchise diligence” creates additional burdens from the standpoint of buyers and sellers, if it’s done right, the result will be better outcomes that can drive future system-wide improvements.
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Dealing With Franchise Sales Violations

There are no easy answers when a violation of the franchise sales laws occurs. The better approach is to encourage franchisors to implement and support effective sales compliance programs designed to prevent violations and serve as an early warning system when mistakes happen.
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5 Questions to Determine the Business Legal Structure for Your Franchise

Because many franchisors require a formal business legal structure before granting a license to own one of their franchise operations — and because it's smart to protect yourself from liability — it makes sense to consider one for your franchise. Each structure has its advantages and drawbacks, so you need to do your homework and think plenty before you make a decision. 
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